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  • Brandon 9:00 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink
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    The Wire – Week 8: What Can Greene Do for You? 

    Here are our waiver wire candidates for week eight. As usual, you’ll find players who are either [Startable], a [Stopgap] to get you past a BYE or injury, [Worth a look] and spot on your bench, or [One-week-wonder]s who don’t warrant a roster spot, so you make your roster moves accordingly. You’ll also see the percent owned in parenthesis (and if you see an asterisk by the players name, it means they’re on a BYE this week.)

    We’re finally starting to narrow down the list, with only a few new additions this week and a bunch taken off. The biggest additions by far will be Jets running back Shonn Greene, who is replacing the injured Leon Washington as the backup to Thomas Jones, along with the newly anointed 49ers quarterback, Alex Smith. If you counted on Leon Washington or Shaun Hill (probably less people counting on him), you better take a shot at the waiver wire and see what you can do. Anyways, let’s get to The Wire for this coming week…
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    • e-roc 9:34 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Praying that I win the Shonn Greene sweepstakes so I can pair him up with T.Jones…. McCoy would be the consolation prize…..

      • Joe 10:38 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Is Jason Witten worth hanging onto? He has done NOTHING so far this year.

        • Amir 3:51 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I’m in the same boat — Ive started him every week this year but at this point i dont know if theres anything better out there?

        • e-roc 4:23 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @Joe – I would actually hold onto him… IMHO, I can’t see him being a bust for the entire season…. With Austin forcing defenses to respect the intermediate/deep ball, he should start getting more looks from Romo…

        • Amir 5:58 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          @e-roc — I hope you are right

        • Brandon 6:37 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think you have to keep Witten for as long as possible as long as he’s healthy and you have a roster spot for him. What other option do you have available that is putting up better numbers than him anyways?

      • Shirley 11:07 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m trying to shop Ryan Grant as I have him, Michael Turner, Cedric Benson and Rashard Mendenhall after Grant had a big game in Cleveland.
        Here is a list of some receivers that I think are reachable on teams who don’t have much depth at RB: Greg Jennings, Sidney Rice, Miles Austin, Nate Burleson, Mike Sims-Walker
        Please rank who I should go for. I just won my first game this season so I need someone to give me a decent number of points each week. My current WRs are Derrick Mason, Roddy White, Lance Moore and Anthony Gonzalez. If you can come up with any other names that are in the ballpark, I’d welcome those as well. Thanks.

        • Brandon 12:09 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          You have some solid receivers already, but I think Greg Jennings is a great target now as his value might be down a bit due to his one touchdown this year. Rice and Austin are not worth trading for now because they’ve been so hot lately. I love Sims-Walker too, so he’s a good target.

        • Shirley 5:37 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Do you think Greg Jennings improve at all this season?

        • Brandon 9:32 am on November 2, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I think he will and last night’s eight reception, 88 yard and a score performance was a good start!

    • Amir 5:57 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      After this Larry Johnson ordeal which should result in a suspension do you move Jamaal Charles to startable and how do you rank Wells, Charles and Greene going forward

      • Brandon 6:38 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I would list Charles more as a “Stopgap”, as I don’t see him as someone that will be able to put up starter-worthy numbers on a consistent basis. There is no sign that he’s a better runner than LJ was (just happens to be the backup) and we saw what Johnson did in this offense.

        As for their rank going forward, I’d go Greene, Wells and Charles.

    • CT 8:33 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      okay i have #1 waiver this week, and cooley is out, and i have shiancoe, should i start shiancoe and pick up greene instead?
      and oh yeah, my wr core is very weak, (steve breaston, mario manningham, mohamed massaquoi, calvin johnson(?)) and i was looking to to pick up some wr/wrs on waivers or trades.. the only wrs in waivers are.. torry holt, devery henderson, kenny britt, bryant johnson, jeremy maclin.. who should i go for? thanks a lot, lol currently 2-5 in the league ahaa


      • Brandon 9:38 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not quite sure what you’re asking with regards to Shiancoe and Greene, but it would be good if you could replace Cooley with Shiancoe AND get Shonn Greene…is that possible?

        As for your wide receivers, Torry Holt is a solid play against the Titans and should put up serviceable numbers for the rest of the year (probably a little more consistent than Massaquoi.)

        Hopefully this answers some (all?) of your questions!

    • Jone 9:52 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon,
      Should I drop Jeremy Maclin for TJ Houshmandzadeh on waiver wire?
      also should I drop Laurence Maroney for Bennie Wells on waive wire?

      • Brandon 10:16 pm on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I’d say definitely on the Beanie Wells move…but the other move is a bit trickier. I think Housh will be more consistent than Maclin, but Maclin has more upside from week to week. If you’re looking for a steady source of 6-12 fantasy points, Housh is probably your man. If you can handle a 2 point game here and a 20 point game there, then Maclin will do the trick. They both make for decent WR3’s though.

        • Amir 2:26 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          I like Housh’s value (a lot more than Maclin) moving forward. Seattle has been a weird team this year as their games have all been decided by at least 3 TDs (wins and losses) — that issue along with Housh getting used to the offense should have been looked at during their bye week and hopefully figured out

          I like Housh going forward — he is still getting a ton of catches and theyll figure out how to get him into the end zone hes too good to not score!

    • sal 12:41 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ced benson/randy moss/ocho on a bye – i have colston, breaston, kevin walter, massaquoi, felix jones, – non-PPR league Flex, and 2 WR – please fill

    • Shirley 5:45 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      An owner in my league just dropped Brett Favre this morning. I have Warner as my starter and Hasselbeck as my backup. Should I drop Hasselbeck for Favre?

    • DFonz 8:40 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, & Santonio Holmes. Should I go ahead and drop Holmes for Anthony Gonzalez.? I’m 3rd in my leage so my waiver option will be high if I wait till next week, So I have to act soon.

      • Brandon 1:41 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        No definitely don’t do this. Who knows how good Anthony Gonzalez will do when he returns (and we don’t know for sure when he’ll return!) Holmes has some great match-ups following the team’s BYE week as well.

    • JP 9:50 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Should I start Roy Williams @ SEA or Kelly Washington @ DEN ?

      • CR 4:31 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        My gut reaction at first was to go with Roy Williams, however given the evident bromance rocking with Romo and Austin (for obvious reasons), I just don’t see Williams getting the touches particularly after being injured. Give him a week or two longer and go with Kelly Washington for now.

        • JP 4:50 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks CR. Thats a good tip

      • Brandon 1:43 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Are those your only options? There has to be someone on free agency that is a better play than Kelley Washington!

    • LT 1:16 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon! Thanks for the wire tips! I need help with my FLEX spot (non-ppr): should I start R. Grant or Steve Smith (NYG)?

    • meany1413 1:40 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i’m in a bit of a predicament here. My wideouts are steve smith (nyg), steve breaston, brandon marshall, derrick mason, and mike sims-walker. I need to start three of them. What do you think?

    • CR 4:26 pm on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I’m pretty much dominating everyone in my league but I have one under-performer that’s bothering me…. Megatron. What would you consider his long term outlook to be for the season? Is it time for me to start thinking about trading him away?

      • Brandon 1:38 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I wouldn’t trade him now, as his value is about as low is it can go. Once he returns from injury, he should start putting up solid numbers again, hopefully right about the time your team is making a late season push to the playoffs.

    • Stediberto 12:48 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I have S Jax, Hightower, Jerome Harrison and Willie Parker. Who should I drop Harrison? The following are available (keep in mind S Jax is on a bye wk 9) from the wire: Wells, Bell, Charles and Greene?

      • Brandon 1:37 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Shonn Greene for sure. Beanie Wells if Greene is already snatched up though.

    • LT 2:34 pm on October 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Brandon… tough call: non-ppr league, 2 RB’s. Who would you plug in?
      Ryan Grant
      Beanie Wells (just got it after your waiver wire report!)
      Ricky Williams
      Pierre Thomas
      A. Bradhsaw

      • Brandon 12:07 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        Pierre Thomas and Ricky Williams.

        • LT 2:41 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          cool! thanks man!!! Hope Bradshaw can keep it up till the end of season with that injury…

        • Brandon 3:33 pm on October 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Yeah, I like Bradshaw too…just not this week. His foot injury scares me but he keeps on truckin!

  • Brandon 8:19 pm on November 10, 2008 Permalink
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    Week 10 Wrap-up: Keepin' up with the Jones' 

    What a week 10, huh? The Jets and Ravens break the 40 point mark, Brady Quinn makes his big debut…and the Bills drop from first to last in the AFC East! The biggest achievements of the week though by far came from some of the league’s running backs, primarily Thomas Jones of the Jets, and Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jaguars, who both had three touchdown games. In addition to the Jones’, I think an honorable mention is also deserving of Adrian “All Day” Peterson, who broke the 200 yards from scrimmage mark in the Vikings exciting, last minute victory over the Packers. (By the way, all three running backs were on the Hit list this week!) Anyways, let’s jump into the action that took place in week 10…

    • New York Jets 47, St. Louis 3: While I predicted a solid game from Thomas Jones, I was not prepared for what transpired Sunday afternoon when he dominated the Rams defense to the tune of 149 rushing yards and three touchdowns. What’s nearly as amazing as T-Jones’ performance was the fact that Brett Favre, Laveranues Coles nor Jericho Cotchery really contributed much of anything to this slaughter. Rookie tight end Dustin Keller had the biggest game of his short career with 107 yards receiving and a score, but the player who paid off the most for fantasy managers (besides Jones) was kicker Jay Feely, who had five extra points and four field goals, which equated to 21+ fantasy points in most leagues.
    • Jacksonville 38, Detroit 14: My question is how many people started Maurice Jones-Drew this week? MJD has been extremely frustrating to own in fantasy football this season and has really only been worth playing three out of nine weeks the Jaguars have had a game so far (week 3, 6, 10…every third game actually…do I sense a big game in week 13 against the Texans?) So when he goes for 91 combined yards and three touchdowns, how many of you were screaming in joy? And how many in regret? In other news, Lions rookie running back Kevin Smith had a solid game with over 90 rushing yards and a score and is becoming a guy you can feel semi-confident starting as a RB2 or flex play against mediocre or worse defenses. Also, what is going on with Detroit’s quarterback situation? Nevermind…I just remembered that I don’t care.   (More …)
  • Brandon 10:21 am on November 7, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 10: "Purple Jesus" ready to roll at home 

    It’s pretty amazing the luck (of the bad variety) that I’ve had so far this season with my feature “hit” picks, the latest victim being my own personal favorite, the man who shares my name and plays receiver for the Denver Broncos, Mr. Brandon Marshall (two catches for 27 yards?!!) However, I did end up the week with a decent 13-7-5* record on the big days of quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Kurt Warner, plus the misfortunes of Bills running back Marshawn Lynch and a few others (even if Marshall, Clinton Portis’ big day receiving, and Kyle Orton’s injury all tried to screw me!)

    Maybe picking the most obvious guy each week that is “supposed” to have a huge game is the wrong approach. If I pick LaDainian Tomlinson to have a big day against the high school players the Chiefs call a defense, is he going to get shut out? This week I’m going to change my approach a bit and go with my gut as to which player will have a big day and not base my pick solely on the numbers. While I’m not going out on a huge limb here, my big play of the week is for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, aka Purple Jesus, to run wild on the Green Bay Packers…


    • Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: While quarterback Gus Frerotte tries his best against the vaunted Packers pass defense (see the “Others” section of my misses list below), this will be a game where the Vikings try to run the ball down Green Bay’s throat with Peterson and Chester Taylor. The Pack is allowing nearly five yards per carry to opposing tailbacks and almost 150 yards a game, but you can expect Minnesota to land on the plus side of that average. The first time these two teams met this season (at Green Bay), Peterson, who is averaging around 120 yards per game at home this season, broke the century mark and also scored a touchdown as the team rushed for over 180 yards…and I’m predicting at least those results this time.  (More …)
    • Tim 2:45 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Good post guys. One thing to note though is Willie Parker’s lingering injury will keep him out of Sunday’s great matchup with the Colts. Out of nowhere, Mewelde Moore will end up putting RB1 numbers up this weekend putting up 120 combined yards and a TD.

      Also, where is the love for Colston this weekend? He could certainly end up being a hit this weekend.

    • Brandon 3:18 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Tim: Thanks for the update Tim. Just fixed up the post to make it more current! As for your boy Colston, as a team manager that spent a high pick on him this year, I’m not as excited about him these days and until he proves he’s back to being a big factor in the Saints passing game, he most likely won’t make the “hit” list.

    • Matt 3:40 pm on November 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Tim – I have high hopes for Colston this weekend, but something seems weird with him. I’ve always been a little suspicious of him since he came out of left field in 2006… the numbers are hard to argue with, but you gotta wonder if he’ll just drop off a cliff.

    • Brandon 8:24 pm on November 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Colston goes big! Maybe he’s back? Let’s hope…all I know is that that team loves to throw the ball!

  • Brandon 9:53 am on October 17, 2008 Permalink
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    Hits and Misses – Week 7: Calling all Titans running backs 

    So it looks like the FFGeekBlog cover curse lives on as Matt Cassel and the Patriots receivers managed to fall flat on their face last weekend against the Chargers. I’m not sure what it is that causes every player I mention in the headline to go out of their way to play terribly, but we’re switching it up a bit in hopes that it doesn’t continue. You’ll notice that the post has been renamed Hits/Misses, instead of Studs/Duds (maybe it was the use of the word “stud” or something), so we’ll continue using this new name and hope that my luck can change.

    Anyways, along with the Patriots offense hitting a brick wall last weekend, the revival of the Brownies offense didn’t help my cause. However, I was saved by some big time performances by Thomas Jones (3 TD…not too shabby), Clinton Portis, and the failure of the Panthers running game leading me to a 11-7-3 (hits-misses-pushes) record. This week the Patriots tried to trick me into putting them on the list again as they take on a terrible Broncos defense at home, but as the saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you…fool me twice, I’m an idiot.” Even as a Patriots fan, there’s no way I can honestly put Cassel on here and expect him to put up stats I’d want anywhere near my fantasy roster. I have a really good feeling though that all my picks this week will be correct, so let’s jump right in, starting with those Tennessee Titans running backs…


    • Chris Johnson (RB) / LenDale White (RB) Titans: Over the course of just five games, the Kansas City Chiefs are allowing an incredible 182 yards per game on the ground, which is even more crazy considering two of the teams they played have little to no running game (Patriots, Broncos). Worried that your running back might not find the end zone? Fear not…they’ve also allowed eight rushing touchdowns already. Chris Johnson and LenDale White are sure bets to go huge as the Titans and the NFL’s only remaining undefeated record head to Arrowhead this weekend. (More …)
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